Category Archives: Dept. of Education

Oregon test scores drop; snow, anti-test sentiment draw blame

Oregon students lost ground in reading, writing and math over the past year, new test scores indicate, and educators say the record number of snow days plus a culture of disdain for standardized tests help explain the drop. The Oregon Department of Education released test results for nearly 1,200 schools Thursday. The end-of-year exams are […]
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Opting out of tests leaves other students in the cold: Editorial Agenda 2017

There’s not much to celebrate in the standardized test results released last week by state education officials. The drop in students’ reading, writing and math scores is a startling downturn in a state already lagging much of the country in graduation and other educational goals. Source: Opting out of tests leaves other students in the […]
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Oregon test scores drop; snow, anti-test sentiment draw blame

Oregon students lost ground in reading, writing and math over the past year, new test scores indicate, and educators say the record number of snow days plus a culture of disdain for standardized tests help explain the drop. The Oregon Department of Education released test results for nearly 1,200 schools Thursday. The end-of-year exams are designed to […]
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Mixed results in state testing data, with overall downward trend

Test score data released by the Oregon Department of Education is painting a picture for school districts about where their students are struggling and succeeding. The state publicly released hundreds of pages of assessment data on Thursday morning, showing how many students in each school passed the Smarter Balanced assessment in the spring. Source: Mixed […]
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Students’ test scores dip in math, language; more opting out of testing

Students in the Eugene-Springfield area, for the most part, performed slightly worse on state-mandated Smarter ­Balanced and OAKS tests during the 2016-17 school year, compared with the year before, according to newly released state data. Source: Students’ test scores dip in math, language; more opting out of testing | Local | Eugene, Oregon

Beaverton School Sports Face Investigation Over Sex Discrimination

The Oregon Department of Education has launched an investigation into the Beaverton School District over potentially illegal discrimination against female student-athletes. ODE is investigating seven allegations raised by Beaverton parents. Source: Beaverton School Sports Face Investigation Over Sex Discrimination . News | OPB

Oregon Standardized Test Scores Show Racial Gaps Remain

Student performance on mandatory standardized tests in the spring of 2017 showed little change compared with results from the last two years, according to results the Oregon Department of Education released Thursday. Source: Oregon Standardized Test Scores Show Racial Gaps Remain | KUOW News and Information

Oregon Deputy Superintendent addresses DACA

For the first time in Oregon history, efforts are being made to not only improve attendance for Native American students, but re-establish trust with the parents.  Oregon’s Deputy Superintendent visited the Coos Bay and North Bend School Districts on Wednesday to celebrate the beginning of a new school year and the $150,000 Tribal Attendance Pilot […]
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Oregon Deputy Superintendent to visit Coos County

This is the first time collaborative efforts are being taken to improve Native American attendance in schools. To mark the first day of a new school year, Oregon Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction is visiting Coos County. Salam Noor is celebrating the first day of school by visiting two elementary schools on Wednesday, Sept. 6, […]
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A look ahead at the 2017-18 school year

Legislative changes and a school bond proposal are two of several changes to pay attention to this school year. Changes coming for the 2017-18 school year will affect how Salem-Keizer School District students learn and possibly how community members pay for education. Source: A look ahead at the 2017-18 school year